The Datalog 2.0 - 2012 workshop will be held in the Vienna University of Technology ("TU Wien") Vienna, Austria. For nearly 200 years, the TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. The TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria's largest research and educational institution in the area of technical sciences.

The workshop will be located in Hörsaal 6 (HS6)/Lecture Hall 6 in the main building of the Vienna University of Technology. The main building of the university is identified in the map below by the TU-logo. HS6 is the right outermost red pin. Another map showing the location of the main building can be found here with building A being the main building of the Vienna University of Technology.


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Floor Plan

Address: Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien
Location of the Lecture Hall: Hörsaal 6 (HS6) (Enter the main building through the main entrance at Resselpark and follow the direction signs to HS6)
Coffee Breaks and Welcome Reception: Foyer of HS 8, 1st floor. (From Hörsaal 6, turn right, in front of HS8 turn right again, take the stairs to the 1st floor, turn around and go straight ahead. The Foyer is then to the right)
Registration and Info Desk: Entrance Hall (left to the main entrance)

All important locations of the Vienna Logic Weeks can be found on the following floor plan.

Floor Plan


September is a busy month for hotels in Vienna, as there are many congresses happening around that time. Please book a room as soon as possible. In general, you do not have to stay close to the workshop venue. Vienna has one of the best public transport systems, and you can reach the workshop location at Karlsplatz with three metro lines (see public transport).

After registering, you will be forwarded to the Nethotels website, in case you want to book a hotel right away. The following hotels are very close (less than 5 minutes walk) to the workshop venue: You may find more hotels on the map above. If you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider staying at the recently opened city hostel Wombats. They offer single rooms for about €30, and shared rooms are even cheaper. Make sure to select "THE NASCHMARKT", the other hostels are located farther away. For billing inquiries (e.g., if you need a receipt), please contact Nethotels.


Arrival by plane

  • Vienna International Airport (VIE)
    Vienna Airport (VIE) is located south-east of the city and is served by all major airlines. For flight information, an airport map, as well as information of transportation into the city center visit the airport’s website. See below how to get to the city center.
  • Arrival from Bratislava Airport (BTS), Slovakia
    Bratislava Airport (BTS) in Slovakia is within 1-2 hours distance to Vienna. Both buses and trains connect Bratislava and Vienna, e.g. the airport bus Bratislava.

From Vienna Airport to the city center

  • The City Airport Train (CAT) links the airport to subway station Wien Mitte where you can change to subway lines U3 and U4, as well as to tram and buses (see below for information on the public transport in Vienna). When using the CAT service you can already check in at the train station Wien Mitte for certain flights when departing from Vienna. It costs about €9 for a one-way and €16 for a return trip. Have a look at the timetable. Note that tickets for underground, trams, or local buses are not included in this price.
  • A standard train connection (Schnellbahn S7) between the airport and Wien Mitte is also available (tickets €4 one-way, including underground and bus in Vienna). Be sure to buy “2 zones” from the vending machine. If you buy a separate ticket for Vienna, you need only “1 zone” (€2). Have a look at the timetable.
  • Vienna AirportLines offer buses to Schwedenplatz (subway lines U1 and U4) and Westbahnhof (westbound train station, connection to U3) and Wien Meidling (southbound train station). Tickets cost €8 (single) to €13 (return). Tickets for underground, trams, or local buses are not included in this price.
  • A taxi to the city center costs between €30 and €40. Some companies like C&K offer taxis, limos or shuttles for a flat rate starting from €32.

Arrival by train

For train connections to Vienna, consult the time table of the Austrian federal railway company (ÖBB). There are direct services to many central European cities.

To the Workshop Venue

The workshop venue can be reached using public transport via the following lines (for more information on public transport in Vienna see below). The stations and workshop location can be found in this map

  • Subway lines U1, U2, or U4 at Karlsplatz

    Take exit Karlsplatz, cross Resslpark and walk to the main building of Vienna University of Technology.

  • Tram lines 1, 62, and Wiener Lokalbahn (WLB) at Wien Karlsplatz (Straßenbahn)

    Walk across Resslpark about 100 meters.

  • Bus line 4A at Karlsplatz (Resselpark) or Karlsplatz (Lothringerstraße)

    Walk across Resslpark about 100 meters.

  • Tram line 2 at Karlsplatz (Bösendorferstraße)

    The tram holds a bit north of Karlsplatz subway station. Walk south on Akademiestraße, cross the Ringstraße and walk across Resslpark about 100 meters.

  • Tram line D at Oper (Kärntner Ring)

    Enter the subway station (U1, U2, U4), and take the exit Karlsplatz, cross Resslpark and walk to the main building of Vienna University of Technology. If the entrance is still closed due to construction work, follow the redirection

  • Tram lines 1, 62, and Wiener Lokalbahn (WLB) at Wien Resselgasse

    Cross Wiedner Hauptstraße, turn left and walk about 100 meters until Resselpark starts at the right. Then turn right and walk straight ahead. The main entrance is about 200 meters on the right.

Further directions as well as timetables can be found here
(The language can be switched to English in the top right corner. Just enter the address Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien as goal (don't forget to tick "Address" instead of "Stop") and enter where you start from. On the result page, the pdf available in the "overview map" column depicts how to reach the main entrance from the last station.)


Visitors should be aware about Visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance (processing of a visa request can take up to 6 weeks). Austria is a Schengen Country. For further information on obtaining a Visa, please refer to the Ministry for European and International Affairs. Should a letter of invitation be required as part of a Visa application, please contact us including the following data:
  • Full name (as written in the passport)
  • Affiliation: organization/company name
  • Mailing address and fax number
  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Passport number and passport expiration date
  • Whether you need an original copy of the letter, a scan, or if the letter has to be faxed directly to the responsible embassy (depends on your country’s regulations)


Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of over 1.8 million inhabitants. It is one of the great cultural centres of Europe with a continuous history of more than 2000 years. During the Middle Ages, Vienna rose to importance in connecting central Europe with the East, and eventually became the capital of the vast Habsburg empire. The exceptional concentration of talent, reflected by the great achievements in music, art, and the sciences, was a consequence of Vienna's role as a meeting place of a large number of different nations and traditions. Although much reduced in importance by the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy at the end of World War I, and placed on the periphery of the western world as a consequence of World War II, Vienna has retained its role as one of the leading capitals of Europe. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain it has successfully resumed its tradition of connecting the East and the West.

Vienna public transport

A public transport ticket is valid for any subway, tram, or bus operated by Wiener Linien and trains operated by ÖBB and WLB inside Vienna (Zone 100 or Kernzone).

There are several kinds of tickets: A ticket for a single trip costs €2 and can be used for any single trip within Vienna. You may change lines, but you may not interrupt your journey. Season tickets for one or several days may be more convinient. More information: timetable, tickets, metro and train map (PDF), and public transport city center (PDF).

For how to reach the Datalog 2.0 workshop venue, please see above

Tourist Information

An extensive account of travel information for Vienna can be found on the official webpage of the a Vienna Tourist Board. The webpage of the city of Vienna offers all sorts of informations on Vienna (including tourist information). Some of the main sights in Vienna include: Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), Schloss Schönbrunn, the National Library, the Austrian Parliament, the Wiener Prater with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel, Museumsquartier, several museums are located here or nearby, for instance Kunsthistorisches Museum. Sights near the venue include Belvedere, Karlskirche, Secession, Musikverein, Vienna State Opera, Albertina, and Naschmarkt.

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